I’m learning that even the comments and status’ you read on social media can feed your fear. Reading people’s anxieties can feed yours, hearing people’s horror story can make you doubt your coming victory.
When a woman is pregnant for the first time, it wouldn’t be helpful if she heard of every other woman’s horror birth story.
When a woman is in a relationship hoping it goes towards marriage it doesn’t help if she reads and is told about how hard and difficult things will be and for the divorce rate to be glorified to her.
When one is pursuing purpose and they strongly feel the Lord is in it, horror stories like “yeah I thought the Lord was calling me to that too but he wasn’t and it didn’t work out. I was scared this and disappointed that, judgement this and missing the mark that”
It is tooo much!
Come on… are we going to learn to encourage each other and speak life into one another?!
I could go on… but this is encouragement for anyone that’s going through a new season… Please focus on things that build your faith and do not chew on things that feed your fears.
You don’t have to go in search of what a million people say on one topic, how about enjoying the presence of the Lord, enjoying what you read in the word and seek out wise counsel when you’re feeling a bit puzzled or confused regarding something.
Seeking out wisdom is good but we must be wise and discerning when doing so. Don’t look for something that will confirm and affirm and stroke your fear! Look for things that will build and affirm and seal your faith!
And for those who just have this habit of pouring out fear into people I encourage you to go and spend some time in the presence of the Lord, let Him fix it. It’s not good.
Ephesians 4:29 – Scripture for those who find it difficult to speak life
29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Philippians 4:8- For those wanting to feed their faith
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I hope this encouraged SOMEBODY. Encourage someone today. You’ll find after doing so, you yourself will be encouraged. We are one body remember, every part affects another part.
Have an amazing grace filled day.